Paul C. Taylor is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and chair of the philosophy department at Vanderbilt University. He received his undergraduate training at Morehouse College and his graduate training at the Kennedy School of Government and at Rutgers University. His research focuses primarily on social philosophy, critical race theory, American philosophy, and Africana philosophy. His books include On Obama and Black is Beautiful: A Philosophy of Black Aesthetics, which received the 2017 monograph prize from the American Society for Aesthetics (ASA). He has recently launched the Racial Justice Humanities Lab at Vanderbilt and assumed the ASA vice presidency.